2018-03-08 / Sports

Kearsley eliminated in district opener

By Sports Staff

Kearsley’s Taveon Harris looks to get past an Arthur Hill defender during Monday’s district opener. 
Photo by Kylee Richardson Kearsley’s Taveon Harris looks to get past an Arthur Hill defender during Monday’s district opener. Photo by Kylee Richardson LAPEER – The Hornets’ season ended in the opening round of districts at Lapeer Monday in a 66-57 loss to Saginaw Arthur Hill. Game details were not reported prior to press deadlines.

The Hornets wrapped up the regular season at home last Tuesday with a 65-57 victory over Bentley. The Bulldogs led early on, 14-12, and took a 26-22 lead at the break. Kearsley shifted the momentum in the second half with spurts of 21-16 and 22-15. – B.P.

Class C at Montrose

In the opening round of the districts, Hamady defeated Bendle 80-54 and Beecher defeated Montrose 74-43 at Montrose on Monday night. No stats or details were reported to meet press deadlines.

On the other end of the bracket, Beecher (13-8) defeated Montrose (10-11) 74-43 in Monday’s district opener. Beecher moved on to face Atherton (13-7), who drew a first-round bye, in the semifinal on Wednesday following press deadlines. Bentley also played Hamady after receiving a first-round bye as well.

The final two teams left standing will battle it out for the district title on Friday at 7 p.m. at Montrose. – K.R./J.O.

Other Games

ATHERTON: The Wolverines ended the regular season with a 93-64 loss to Hamady on Friday. Individual stats and scores were not reported. Atherton closed the season with a 13-7 overall record. – K.R.

BENTLEY: The Bulldogs closed out their regular season with a 63-42 victory over LakeVille last Friday.

“(Tonight) was a special night due to it was the last time the seven seniors would play together on Bentley’s court,’ said Bentley coach Joey Jerisk. “I am so proud of all the guys due to they brought something back to Bentley that has been missing for a while, and that is a winning mind set. We finished the season 15-5 and brought to Bentley its first league title in 41 years. That is the best record Bentley has had since 2010.”

LakeVille jumped out to a 12-11 lead that turned into a 28-26 lead by halftime. The Falcons went on a 19-15 run in the third, taking a 47-41 lead into the final frame. However, the Bulldogs came out firing in the fourth quarter, exploding for 22 points while holding LakeVille to just seven to secure the victory.

“The seven seniors played a lot of minutes tonight,” added Jerisk. “We together made something great at Bentley, and (I’m) so proud of the young men you have become over the last four years. Love you guys and always here if you need anything. Now, as a team, let’s keep rolling and get ready for districts and make a run in the playoffs.”

Tyler Kagen led Bentley with 18 points, six rebounds, two steals and two assists. Brendan Lounsberry added 10 points, six rebounds and two assists. Trece Bryant chipped in with ten points, three assists, two steals and two rebounds. Joey Hoffner added seven points, 10 rebounds, a steal and an assist. Cari Roshell finished with five points, four rebounds and two assists. Tanner Danks added five points, two reounds, an assist and a steal.

Bentley finished the regular season with a 15-5 oveall record and 7-1 in league play. — J.O.

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